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Assouline, Susan G.; Ihrig, Lori M.; Mahatmya, Duhita – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
High-potential students from underresourced rural schools face barriers that reduce options for academic advancement, which widens the excellence gap between them and their more affluent, but similar ability peers. The goal of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an expanded above-level testing model to identify high-potential rural…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Talent Identification, Models, Admission Criteria
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Steenbergen-Hu, Saiying; Thomson, Dana; Rosen, Rhoda – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2017
This longitudinal study examined the outcomes of Project Excite on reducing minority students' achievement gaps in STEM over 14 years. Project Excite was designed to provide intensive supplemental enrichment and accelerated programming for high-potential, underrepresented minority students from third through eighth grades to better prepare them…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, STEM Education, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Group Students
Gubbels, Joyce; Segers, Eliane; Keuning, Jos; Verhoeven, Ludo – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
The theory of triarchic intelligence posits that, in addition to the widely acknowledged analytical reasoning abilities, creative and practical abilities should be included in the assessments of intellectual capacities and identification of gifted students. To find support for such an approach, the present study examined the psychometric…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis
Boor-Klip, Henrike J.; Cillessen, Antonius H. N.; van Hell, Janet G. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Despite its importance in social development, social understanding has hardly been studied in high-ability children. This study explores differences in social understanding between children in high-ability and regular classrooms, specifically theory of mind (ToM) and perception accuracy, as well as associations between individual characteristics…
Descriptors: Social Development, Gifted, Children, Comparative Analysis
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Vogl, Katharina; Preckel, Franzis – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2014
Positive socioemotional outcomes and developments represent important educational goals. Full-time ability grouping of gifted students has been criticized for potentially detrimental socioemotional effects. Therefore, in the present longitudinal study, we investigated whether or not social self-concepts and school-related attitudes and beliefs are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Ability Grouping, Academically Gifted
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Beisser, Sally Rapp; Gillespie, Catherine Wilson; Thacker, Valerie Marsh – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore the concept of play through the eyes of talented and gifted (TAG) fifth- and sixth-grade students. Three focus groups consisting of fifth- and sixth-grade TAG students were conducted in one urban, one suburban, and one rural school district in the Midwest. Students were asked to describe the value of play…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Play, Rural Schools
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Fugate, C. Matthew; Zentall, Sydney S.; Gentry, Marcia – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
There have been some behavioral indicators and some types of task performance that suggest greater creativity in students with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). This evidence would appear counterintuitive given that lower working memory (i.e., holding information in mind for novel recombinations) has often been documented in students…
Descriptors: Creativity, Short Term Memory, Academically Gifted, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Berninger, Virginia W.; Abbott, Robert D. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2013
New findings are presented for children in Grades 1 to 9 who qualified their families for a multigenerational family genetics study of dyslexia (impaired word decoding/spelling) who had either superior verbal reasoning ("n" = 33 at or above 1 2/3 standard deviation, superior or better range; 19% of these children) or average verbal…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Dyslexia, Verbal Ability, Thinking Skills
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Adelson, Jill L.; McCoach, D. Betsy; Gavin, M. Katherine – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2012
This study examined the average effects of schools' third through fifth grade gifted programming policy in mathematics and reading on overall school achievement, on gifted students' achievement and academic attitudes and on nongifted students' achievement and academic attitudes. Data and results represent a broad, national look at school…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Academic Achievement, Programming, Grade 5
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Kanevsky, Lannie – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Deferential differentiation occurs when the curriculum modification process defers to students' preferred ways of learning rather than relying on teachers' judgments. The preferences of 416 students identified as gifted (grades 3-8) for features of differentiated curriculum recommended for gifted students were compared with those of 230 students…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Grade 3, Cognitive Ability, Individualized Instruction
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Stutler, Susan Lee – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
To illuminate the nature of the relationship that very able girls have with fiction, this is an interpretive account of the meanings that reading fiction holds for verbally gifted preadolescent girls. Ethnographic field methods were used to uncover the essences of the reading experience in the contexts of their daily lives. Data sources included…
Descriptors: Gifted, Females, Preadolescents, Fiction
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Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Lee, Seon-Young – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2011
Using the off-level test scores of more than 250,000 students who participated in talent search testing from 2000 to 2008, this study examined if previously reported gender differences in students' performances in math versus verbal areas as well as the reported ratios of males and females for specific scoring levels still existed across years.…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Income, Females, Talent
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Hunsaker, Scott L.; Nielsen, Aubree; Bartlett, Brianne – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2010
In a professional development project, six teaching practices were posited as necessary for improving affective and cognitive outcomes for identified advanced readers. These practices were identification, organization for instruction, content, instructional strategies, continuous improvement assessment, and ambassadorship. Sixty-one teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Teaching Styles, Reading Attitudes, Correlation
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Gavin, M. Katherine; Casa, Tutita M.; Adelson, Jill L.; Carroll, Susan R.; Sheffield, Linda Jensen – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2009
The primary aim of Project M[superscript 3]: Mentoring Mathematical Minds was to develop and field test advanced units for mathematically promising elementary students based on exemplary practices in gifted and mathematics education. This article describes the development of the units and reports on mathematics achievement results for students in…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Suburban Schools, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement